There are vast differences in writing music for television versus for film or trailer music. This intensive and in-depth masterclass for intermediate to advanced musicians will cover different strategies and concepts to help the modern composer excel in whatever medium you write for.
Some of the topics covered include how to run a film spotting session, creating thematic music, exploring aleatoric or modal music, understanding film trailer format, incorporating sound effects to your trailer music, adding live elements to your score and practical considerations when writing for music libraries.
Participants will also learn about the different sections of the orchestra and how to write convincing and realistic orchestral music using sample libraries. Participants will be assigned weekly coursework.
About the facilitator
Kavin Hoo is an award-winning composer with decades of international experience writing for a variety of long form and short form media content. In 2022 at the World Music Festival in Hamburg, Kavin & the creative team at IFA media won the “Magic Waves” Special Award for best original music for the TV mini-series “My Mini Me & Me”. He has extensive experience working with music publishing houses, including Universal, Elias Arts, Megatrax & Gothic Storm. With these publishing partners, he has more than 1200+ music titles in circulation and being placed internationally.
Who should attend?
This workshop is geared towards intermediate to advanced musicians interested in writing music for film and/or television.
Participants should be familiar with creating music on a computer. They should have access to a home studio, Digital Audio Workstation (Avid Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase etc.) and Music Library Plugins (Kontakt, East West, Spectrasonics, 8dio, Spitfire etc) with an emphasis on Orchestra Music Libraries.
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